The "Friendship Stairs" gives students a visual to help them better understand that all "friends" are not equal. Use this handout to help students understand the difference between acquaintances, casual friends, close friends, and intimate relationships. This handout goes well in a friendship group, classroom guidance lessons, and in individual counseling as well. This has come in handy to help explain to students who should know personal information and secrets and who maybe should not. A great lesson piece for kids!